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Wolves show plenty of promise against Broadwater Bulldogs

The Three Forks High School tennis team showed the season should be very bright in last week’s matchup against perennial power Broadwater High School (Townsend).

Playing in just their second competition of the season, the Wolves were able to pick up four victories and battled tough in several other matches against the host Bulldogs.

Sophie Meskimen picked up a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sydney Forney in singles action. Head Coach Janna Lauver said Meskimen had a smooth match showing she has learned a lot of new skills and has come to play hard.

Lauver added the second match for Meskimen went to a set tiebreaker against Kira Kyung, where she lost 3-6, 7-5, 5-7.

Also, in singles action, Ali Kotter fell to Kyung 3-6, 5-7, and Lauren Stone lost to Angie Theriault 3-6, 7-5, 5-7.

In doubles action, Lauver said the win by Claire Cutler and Malia Erikkson over Adi Kraft and Maateja Galinke 5-7, 6-3, 7-2 was one of the highlights of the day.

Lauver said they had to match some different doubles partners together for this match. The duos of Alicia Deriana and Ali Kotter, and Jacqueline Rollyson and Sarah Christman each won matches. Deriana and Kotter defeated Kraft and Galinke, 6-2, 6-2. Rollyson and Christman beat Grace Ibsen and Carsyn O’Dell 7-6 in a match shortened due to time.

Lauver said Three Forks battled a veteran Broadwater team with a lot of new matchups and some they had seen at last year’s divisional tournament.

“We still have a few veteran players that needed to get their practices in before they could play, so we are excited to see Broadwater again in the future,” she said.

In other doubles action, Cutler and Erikkson dropped a 4-6, 3-6 match against Ibsen and O’Dell, and Abby Diaz and Rollyson fell to 4-6, 3-6 to Calie Gentry and Ashton Obert.

Rollyson and Christman were defeated by 4-6, 3-6 by Liz Collins and Jade Mrin, and Karin Williams and Deriana dropped a 3-6, 3-6 match against Lexi Howard and Zoey Wickens.

The team will next compete on April 8 and 9 at the Choteau Tournament.

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